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Old 07-31-2008, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default How good would Team USA be with only white players?

Let's say USA only consist of white people, would Team USA still be the favorite to win in international competition? How would the US team look like?

Here's my guess for a lineup:
PG Kirk Hinrich
SG Mike Miller
SF Wally Z
PF David Lee
C Brad Miller

Bench: Steve Blake, Jeff Foster, Luke Ridinou, Kevin Love.. help me out here

How would this team do?
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: How good would Team USA be with only white players?

still probably win lol.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:08 PM   #3
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Default Re: How good would Team USA be with only white players?

Record number of 3 pointers attempted and made by the US team.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:09 PM   #4
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Jason Kidd is white isn't he?
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:09 PM   #5
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Default Re: How good would Team USA be with only white players?

What a stupid thread to start!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:10 PM   #6
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Default Re: How good would Team USA be with only white players?

Jason Kapono for the 3 ...
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:11 PM   #7
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Default Re: How good would Team USA be with only white players?

Haha, still wouldn't be a horriable team.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:12 PM   #8
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Default Re: How good would Team USA be with only white players?

So whats the point you are trying to make?
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:16 PM   #9
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Default Re: How good would Team USA be with only white players?

you forgot the great white hope Mike Dunleavy Jr!!
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:20 PM   #10
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So whats the point you are trying to make?
basketball is less entertaining when only one race play
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:35 PM   #11
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Default Re: How good would Team USA be with only white players?

Honestly, I don't think the team would win it all. In general, the best American players in the NBA are black (not always the case, but in general). Now if you have white vs black players in the NBA, that would be much more even because you have guys like Dirk, Nash, Manu, and AK playing for the "white team".

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Jason Kidd is white isn't he?

He's half white, half black.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:38 PM   #12
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He's half white, half black.

tie one of his hands behind his back?
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:41 PM   #13
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Default Re: How good would Team USA be with only white players?

Why do people ask questions like this? Don't try to play it off like" I was just asking for the fun of it" either.

It's not that my eyes can't see the color of fill-in-the-blank player's skin, it's that my brain doesn't care. It's a game of ****ing basketball for gawds sake.

If you really believe that basketball is the time or excuse to explore your little stupid prejudice...your brain is just ****.

Man I have seen and met black folks that can't sing or dance and I have met white people who can. I have seen black athletes do some incredible things in sports, and I have seen people of every stripe of the rainbow do the same.

I refuse to be the loser standing around counting the number of times a people/race do this/don't do that.

If there is one thing I luv about basketball it is the beauty of people of each color and even from multiple Nations, all working together to play the game. If you can't feel that, then you really need to get in touch with your humanity because you are missing something deep inside.

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Old 07-31-2008, 11:45 PM   #14
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tie one of his hands behind his back?
and a leg and a eye and a ear and a nostril and a testicle if we have to
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:45 PM   #15
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All the good white players are from abroad. =/
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